Cocoa Research Institute (CRIG), Tafo, Ghana
PI: Margaret Acheampong
Summary of project
A vehicle purchased by the Trust in 2006 was refitted as a mobile laboratory. This vehicle was donated to the Cocoa Research Institute, Ghana (CRIG) to manage as a mobile facility. The Mobile Lab visits tertiary, and occasionally secondary, level institutions across Ghana to provide training to scientists and students in molecular breeding and more basic molecular biology techniques. The Trust continues to support the lab by: funding a scientist and technician to provide the training courses; maintaining and replacing equipment, and restocking chemicals. Since the mobile lab arrived in Ghana in 2006-2007, around 5,000 people have benefited from the training opportunities it has provided.